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Caersws, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Caersws, a hamlet in Llanwnog parish, Montgomeryshire, on the river Severn, 5½ miles WNW of Newtown. It has a station on the Cambrian railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) A Roman station was here, commanding the neighbouring passes, and a camp still exists, enclosing about 7 acres. A farmhouse is within the enclosure, and many Roman remains have been found, including coins of Vespasian, Trajan, Severus, &c., tiles, pottery, &c. Several Roman roads converged to Caersws, which continued to be a place of some importance long after the Roman era, as Leland records that it was a borough and a market-town in his time. Several British camps are in the neighbourhood. There is a chapel of ease at Caersws, and also Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Montgomeryshire is available to browse.


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